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"You appear to be using a browser plug-in that attaches spam to your Facebook posts." I can't find one!

Suddenly I try to post a link on Facebook and I get a pop-up headed "Sorry! Post Blocked to Prevent Spam" followed by "You appear to be using a browser plug-in that attac… (read more)

Suddenly I try to post a link on Facebook and I get a pop-up headed "Sorry! Post Blocked to Prevent Spam" followed by "You appear to be using a browser plug-in that attaches spam to your Facebook posts. To complete this post, please remove this browser plug-in or use a different computer." I have not installed any new add-ons, have disabled or uninstalled anything I thought might remotely be questionable, but I am stymied.

Asked by dlgates 10 years ago

Answered by CIJIMCB 10 years ago

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unable to download music - error message reads "Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, because the protocol (wmms) isn't associated with any program."

I purchased a song to download from Walmart.com and received the error message when I tried to download the song; "Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, because … (read more)

I purchased a song to download from Walmart.com and received the error message when I tried to download the song; "Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, because the protocol (wmms) isn't associated with any program." I've never had a problem before. I paid for this download & I can't even access it.

Asked by kbank 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Unable to complete step 2 (drag icon into applications folder) when upgrading Firefox

I am trying to upgrade from Firefox 3.6.11 to 3.6.12. Step 2 of the process says "Drag the Firefox icon into your applications icon. First problem: I don't have an appli… (read more)

I am trying to upgrade from Firefox 3.6.11 to 3.6.12.

Step 2 of the process says "Drag the Firefox icon into your applications icon.

First problem: I don't have an applications icon. Second problem, being creative I open Finder on my Mac and try to drag the Firefox icon into the applications folder. Won't work. Still shows I have Firefox 3.6.11 So I can't get beyond Step 2.

A second problem is that the download screen with the three steps continually fills the screen. So there is nowhere to show an Applications icon to drag the Firefox icon into. Every time I click on the Step 2 icon, the screen maximizes and covers anything underneath it.

Any suggestions?

Asked by peterseattle 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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In Firefox 3.5.13 I can connect via SSL to my sites that has a certificate issued by GoDaddy. When I connect with Firefox 3.6.11 the connection is Untrusted because 'the issuer certificate is unkown'. Is 3.6 broke?

There are no security exceptions in the 3.5.13 version. If I add an exception to 3.6.11 I can then view the certificate but there is the message in the Certificate Viewe… (read more)

There are no security exceptions in the 3.5.13 version. If I add an exception to 3.6.11 I can then view the certificate but there is the message in the Certificate Viewer ' Could not verify this certificate for unknown reasons.'

Asked by donk 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Typing gets very slow in Firefox 3.6.11 in Safe Mode with All extensions and plugins disabled.

When I first start Firefox everything is fine. And everything remains fine as long as I don't type into any web page's text boxes. I can type into the address or search b… (read more)

When I first start Firefox everything is fine. And everything remains fine as long as I don't type into any web page's text boxes. I can type into the address or search bar all day long without any problems.

But, for example, just typing into the edit box to ask this question on this site will result in the problem after I type in over say 150 characters. After that typing ANYWHERE in Firefox will be painfully slow, even the address bar or the search bar. It doesn't seem to matter which site I use to type in text. All cause the problem to occur after typing in enough keystrokes.

Browsing & mouse clicking remains fast -- it's only typing that seems to be affected. In order to recover I have to restart Firefox.

If I look at the Firefox.exe cpu usage in Process Explorer I can see that once the problem occurs, the cpu usage starts spiking every time I type a key. In fact Firefox maxes out one of my dual cores so the cpu is at 50%! It drops down to 0% again once I stop typing.

As mentioned in the subject this is in Safe Mode with all extensions & plugins disabled. I am running on Windows XP SP3 with an old AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ (1.81Ghz) with 2.00GB of RAM.

I think this started to noticeably happen with Firefox 3.6 (it's amazing how long I can browse without typing) but it used to happen occasionally with earlier versions. Now it is annoyingly repeatable.

I have to use "-no-remote -P ForTyping" to start up a separate Firefox session that I just use to type into text boxes so I can restart it at will. I also compose messages in an external editor and just paste them into Firefox to avoid typing as much as possible.

Asked by canttype 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Hot Key to set the text cursor to the Address line (and other Hot keys)

What Hot Key does set the Text Cursor to the Web Address line (in some old versions (3.0 .. 4.0) of MS Internet Explorer it was <Ctrl+F4>)? Or how to assign one? An… (read more)

What Hot Key does set the Text Cursor to the Web Address line (in some old versions (3.0 .. 4.0) of MS Internet Explorer it was <Ctrl+F4>)? Or how to assign one? And where is the List of all the Hot Keys in the FireFox Help?

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Asked by kuzmin_robin 9 years ago

Answered by Vivek 9 years ago

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I get error message every time firefox starts: xmlNode.getElementsByTagName("id")[0].firstChild is null - 2

About two weeks ago I started getting this error message every time I started up Firefox: xmlNode.getElementsByTagName("id")[0].firstChild is null - 2. I uninstalled and … (read more)

About two weeks ago I started getting this error message every time I started up Firefox: xmlNode.getElementsByTagName("id")[0].firstChild is null - 2.

I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox, but the error continues. Then I did a System restore to several months ago, but the error continues. It doesn't happen with any other program.

Does anyone know how to get rid of it. If it has anything to do with the registry, I'll just have to let it be and switch to a different browser.

Asked by ratmouth 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Installed Firefox 3.6.11, but still Firefox says "Apply Downloaded Update Now..." in Help menu. How do I fix this?

When Firefox 3.6.11 came out I wanted to update. I clicked "Apply Downloaded Update Now..." and then just restarted without updating. I went to the download page, downl… (read more)

When Firefox 3.6.11 came out I wanted to update. I clicked "Apply Downloaded Update Now..." and then just restarted without updating. I went to the download page, downloaded the installer and upgraded that way. It worked, but now it still says"Apply Downloaded Update Now..." in the Help menu. Why is it doing this and how can I fix it without losing my bookmarks and settings?

Asked by es1234 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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If I load fox news in private browsing I see the whole page but if I load it in regular mode it just shows small pictures with blue links and thats it. The layout isnt the way its supposed to be. Im confused...

I have the pictures to explain it. The way it's supposed to look (now in private browsing) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/emodevil/mozila2.png The way it looks wh… (read more)

I have the pictures to explain it.

The way it's supposed to look (now in private browsing) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/emodevil/mozila2.png

The way it looks when I launch Mozilla http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/emodevil/mozila1.png

Asked by acidbear 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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How do I avoid accidently getting split screen. I never want that. 3.6.11 version. Thanks

I am not sure how I did this, but now when I go to drag a web page lower on the right side slider bar another mini bar shows up. If I accidently hit that I suddenly have… (read more)

I am not sure how I did this, but now when I go to drag a web page lower on the right side slider bar another mini bar shows up. If I accidently hit that I suddenly have two pages up at the same time and I can not get back to where I was without closing the page entirely.

How do I avoid this? I rarely want two pages at one time.

Thanks

Asked by gator41 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 years ago

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A second non-functional progress bar is always visible on the status bar, how can I get rid of it?

The second bar is inside of the sizing grip on the right side of the status bar. It does nothing, but take up space. The functional progress bar appears only when it is w… (read more)

The second bar is inside of the sizing grip on the right side of the status bar. It does nothing, but take up space. The functional progress bar appears only when it is working inside of the message panel and outside of the authentication panel on the left side of the status bar. I've turned the status bar off and then on again--no luck. I've also tried disabling all add-ons--no luck. I've also changed themes--no luck. Do I need to re-install the browser?

Asked by mchrist 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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I really REALLY loathe the way the address bar works on FF3

When I start typing XYZ in the address bar I want it to come up with autocomplete suggestions for URLs that begin with XYZ such as http://xyz.qwerty.com or http://www.xyz… (read more)

When I start typing XYZ in the address bar I want it to come up with autocomplete suggestions for URLs that begin with XYZ such as http://xyz.qwerty.com or http://www.xyzqwerty.com and NOT http://www.qwerty.com/asdfgXYZhjkl/

The worst thing is that it also looks at the title of pages. What use is it for me when I type 'er' in the address bar and it comes up with the URL for a page titled "In Twin Peaks: THE REAL FWWM WOODS AND DEER MEADOW...AND WIND RIVER' because of the ERs in the titles, when the URL of the said page is http://www.intwinpeaks.com/2008/05/real-fwwm-woods.html ?!?!

That is to say to behave like it did on FF2. In fact that's one of the major reasons why I stayed with FF2 until a few wees ago.

The other thing is that you combined the small back and forward arrows into one, which is very inconvenient I see that on IE, not sure whose original idea it was but it certainly isn't making the browser more user friendly.

I wish these were OPTIONAL features, features we can adjust from the settings.

Asked by .blah. 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 years ago

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Before opening Firefox I get a window: JavaScript application Exc in ev hand: TypeError: This.oRoot.enable is not a function. I must click the ok and then Firefox opens

I click on Firefox to open the browser. Browser doesn't open. I get a small window: (Application JavaScript) Exc in ev hand: TypeError: This.oRoot.enable is not a functio… (read more)

I click on Firefox to open the browser. Browser doesn't open. I get a small window: (Application JavaScript) Exc in ev hand: TypeError: This.oRoot.enable is not a function OK I must click the OK and then the browser opens. How can I get away with this? I'm using 3.6.11 Edition 6 created many troubles with printing using Lexmark Please help.

Asked by Arie59 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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I have downloaded firefox in British English and have arabic text as well as English. I live in the UAE but am English and don't want the arabic text. How can I just get pure english?

I live in the Uae. I chose to download firefox in British English and Arabic text is also coming up on on the pages. This means I can't understand what some of the option… (read more)

I live in the Uae. I chose to download firefox in British English and Arabic text is also coming up on on the pages. This means I can't understand what some of the options are. How do I lose the arabic and make it pure english? Can I lose the arabic? Or do I need to choose a different search engine?

Asked by jonasanga 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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Does not save passwords

I have the "Remember passwords for sites" and "Use a master password" boxes checked and a master password successfully set - but Firefox has stopped asking me whether I w… (read more)

I have the "Remember passwords for sites" and "Use a master password" boxes checked and a master password successfully set - but Firefox has stopped asking me whether I want to remember passwords or not and, of course, does not save them.

I have tried unchecking them, clearing the master password, clearing all remembered passwords then rechecking and setting a new master password but no luck.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for any help.

Varton

Asked by Varton 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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After update to 3.6.11 my bookmarks hang when searching in the sidebar tab

After I was forced to update to 3.6.11 my bookmarks (about 610 of them) search from the sidebar very slow. It's painfully slow. Makes my blood heat up when I think of F… (read more)

After I was forced to update to 3.6.11 my bookmarks (about 610 of them) search from the sidebar very slow. It's painfully slow. Makes my blood heat up when I think of Firefox now :(

I've tried clear cache, create new profile and import bookmarks, running an add on to clear dns issue bookmarks and duplicates, removed all live bookmarks.


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Asked by cliffclof 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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using add-ons on seperate user

I would like to know how to access Add-Ons on the other user account on this same computer. As well as how to hide the Add-ons from showing on the bottom bar of the scre… (read more)

I would like to know how to access Add-Ons on the other user account on this same computer. As well as how to hide the Add-ons from showing on the bottom bar of the screen but still have access to them

My third question is how to automatically disconnect from Sync once I close Firefox. So that only the person with the master password has access to the saved information.

Asked by timmtim 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago